Is Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy Ethical? An individual’s sexual orientation has been a subject of debate for years among our society. Even today, professionals still discuss whether a person’s sexual orientation is determined by biological or environmental factors. Others discuss their ethical belief on conversion therapies. People have the right to choose who they want to love weather that be male or female.
This study is also very often cited in the scientific article that I have chosen, by Trotter and Alderson (2007). Randall and Byers’ study was very similar to that of Trotter and Alderson (2007) except their study did not include virginity loss. This study focuses more on defining “having sex” than defining virginity loss. The other study mentioned in chapter one, turned out to be the one that I was just analyzing, Trotter and Alderson’s study. Essentially, both the book and the article sought to answer something very close to the research question that I proposed.
In my own life I used critical thinking perhaps less often than I should have when making sexual decisions, however, there was one area that I am proud to say I always exhibited control over- contraception. From an early age I was taught about sex and equally about contraception and why it was needed. Nothing was taboo, I could ask my mother about anything and be welcomed with honesty, maturity, and calm. So I knew early on that I did not want to have children before I decided to have them, there would be no unplanned teenage pregnancy for me! When I became sexually active I made absolutely sure that we had protection (being skeptical of my partner’s assurances), sometimes providing condoms myself.
According to the teachings of Christianity sexual desire was only useful within the sanctity of marriage. If sexuality activity is practiced for other reasons than reproduction, then it would be considered a sin. Homosexuality, masturbation, and the use of birth control would be considered the opposition of God's plan and morally wrong. This view is often classified as conservative and very strict. However it is the foundation of debates regarding the moral status of a large number of sexual acts – the latent stigma still attached to homosexuality is a prime example of the influence of the theological standpoint on sexual desires.
Personal Response on Sexuality Identity PSY/265 Personal Response on Sexuality Identity To understand my personal response on sexual identity, one would have to examine several areas in my life, such as value system and critical thinking process. Understand the effects of environmental and historical perspectives that influenced my sexual identity and the development of my gender identity. Once recognizing my own sexual identity, the effects of attraction and love had on my relationship. Through defining and gaining insight of sexual abuse, I was able to realize I suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome. Value System Everyone has a value system that helps him or her with the sexual decision-making process.
This kind of stereotyping just created by our society, by our culture. It is not the thing representing our “self”, it is guideline for us to act what other expected. When we are seeking for love, goodness, we must not affect by such stereotyping. There is no clear cut of what is male or female to “self”. Love is not something only between male and female but all of the people, no matter he or she, young and old.
First I will explain the physicality of an “age-gap” relationship and aspects to consider when deciding if it is right or wrong and if it truly is “right or wrong”. Then, just why people decide what they feel about these age gap relationships.. Secondly and Lastly, I will explain the mentality in these relationships considering maturity levels and overall if the two together are on the same “level”. I will not consider what people think about with the maturity levels… since honestly, people don’t. When humans think of “physical” and “relationships” normally what comes to mind (unless by luck we have a pure soul reading this) is sexual intercourse. Now when thinking of sexual intercourse or sex and the “age-gap” relationship normally what also comes to mind is some forty to fifty year old man and someone of a much younger scale to the point that extreme shivering is a result.
Coltrane and Adams 2008; Coontz 2006 stated that, romantic love is the perception key foundation to not just marriage, “mutual affection and sexual attraction” but is also to “companionship, fidelity and monogamy” which “men are still expected to be primary providers and women the primary nurturers”. Since heterosexuality plays the most significant role in the social construct of gender and marriage, when gay marriage is revealed the spouse is likely to be shock and will no longer want to be in the marriage or in some cases will keep the marriage due to some factors that will be mentioned later. Some gay spouses would go on without disclosing their real identity and live their marriage life as a normal heterosexual, some would eventually get caught by their spouse or some eventually would come out and disclosed their identity. “At this point the heterosexual/homosexual binary that characterizes dominant sexual notions and practices becomes starkly visible and conflicted” (Wolkomir, 2009). There are three research studies that consist of 45 participants, examining gay-straight marriages.
Society and culture really create the roles of what is usually exepted as appropriate for a person of a specific gender. I would also say that society does somewhat contribute to the excepted role of a specific sex in society. Culture will always play a huge part in the separation of what is expected of a man, women or other sex in society. Do our concepts of gender and sex contribute to the ways we embrace gender and sex in diversity? Of course the concepts we have created to define how gender and sex differentiate contribute to the way society looks at gender diversity.
Couples who are ready to identify their outrageous behavior and focus on severe origin foundation, trauma effects or abandonment, and introduce a proposition to cultivate will become successful in the process. The purpose of the institution is to establish a ground for hope, and to endow a sense of rebirth in an unhealthy relationship. The association apprehends the right to confidentiality, ethical statues, and the program instills the integrity of others. Time reveals cultural crisis within the realm of sexuality. From the track record of Sexual Recovery Institute, men and women struggle with their sexual issues.